Weekly Meal Plan, Week 9 – Meals Grandma Would Serve

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 9 includes Easiest Grilled Chicken Ever, Fresh Broccoli Casserole, Dirty White Russian Cocktail, Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs, Rice Pilaf with Peas, Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad, Flank Steak Salad, Cheesy Taco Dip, Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper, Egg Salad without Mayo, Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon, and Salmon Casserole.

The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 9 includes Easiest Grilled Chicken Ever, Fresh Broccoli Casserole, Dirty White Russian Cocktail, Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork, Rice Pilaf with Peas, Baked Oatmeal, Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad, Flank Steak Salad, Cheesy Taco Dip, Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper, Egg Salad without Mayo, Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon, and Salmon Casserole.

What to Expect

This week at These Old Cookbooks, we are serving up delicious meals that Grandma would approve. All of these recipes have simple ingredients (see our grocery list at the bottom of this post) and are easy to follow.

We’ve got some time-saving strategies this week!  Our main strategy is to grill chicken on the weekend for two different meals.  Eat it once hot off the grill, and then cube up the extra and store in the refrigerator for a cold Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad recipe later in the week. Truth be told, you could prepare the chicken pasta salad completely on the weekend to eat later in the week.  The flavor improves overnight.  Just add a little extra Italian dressing if it looks dry.

You can also brown up extra ground beef  on Tuesday so that you are ahead later in the week when you make Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper. That’s a big time saver!

There are also some substitutions you could make to save money. Buy some of your vegetables in bulk to save money since they are going to multiple recipes this week (onions, peppers and tomatoes).  You can also buy Velveeta and shredded cheddar cheese in larger portions at cheaper costs to save money as well since they appear in a couple different recipes on the menu. Or buy a block of cheddar cheese and grate it yourself to save even more!

See the grocery list below (we didn’t include the ingredients from recipes NOT on our site). You most likely won’t need everything on that list. We are betting that you have many of these ingredients already in your refrigerator or pantry!

Weekly Meal Plan, Week 9

Saturday: Easiest Grilled Chicken Ever, Fresh Broccoli Casserole with 4 Ingredients 

Are you looking for the best ever broccoli casserole recipe?  This fresh broccoli casserole with 4 ingredients is cheesy, buttery, crunchy and perfect.  Fresh broccoli, butter, Ritz crackers and American cheese combine for a family-pleasing side dish.

It’s Saturday. Celebrate with a Dirty White Russian Cocktail.

A Dirty White Russian Cocktail takes the basic White Russian recipe of vodka, Kahlua and heavy whipping cream up a notch with come extra caffeine in the form of cold brew coffee. 

Sunday: Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs, Serve with Rice Pilaf with Peas.

Easy Rice Pilaf with Peas is an easy side dish to complement your regular dinner menu.  The recipe consists of five simple ingredients--white rice, broth, butter, onions and peas.  This is an easy way to add some vegetable to your kids diet without complaints.

Serving brunch today? Try Cinnamon Swirl Bread from Farm Wife Feeds.

Monday: Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Served warm or cold, this Chicken Bow-Tie Pasta Salad is easy to double or triple for a crowd. With fresh vegetables and chunks of chicken, it is perfect to make ahead and enjoy all week long.

Tuesday: Flank Steak Taco Salad, Cheesy Taco Dip Served with Tortilla Chips

Wednesday: Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper

Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper is all the flavors of a classic Steak 'n Shake Frisco melt burger in the form of a quick, weeknight pasta.  The ingredients are simple---ground beef, macaroni, thousand island and french dressings, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Swiss cheese and Velveeta.  When combined into a homemade version of hamburger helper, your mouth will rejoice and your family will applaud. 

Thursday: 4 Ingredient Egg Salad, Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon

4 Ingredient Egg Salad Without Mayo consists of eggs, relish, mustard and cream of chicken soup. 4 simple ingredients that can be made into a quick, delicious dinner or snack.

Friday: Salmon Casserole

Salmon Casserole features canned salmon, macaroni, cream of celery soup and cheese.

GROCERY LIST FOR WEEK 9’S MEAL PLANNING

VEGETABLES:

  • Broccoli
  • Onions (multiple recipes)
  • Tomato (multiple recipes)
  • Green or red pepper (multiple recipes)
  • Romaine
  • Lemon (for juice)
  • Kale

MEAT/PROTEIN:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Pork Spareribs
  • Flank Steak
  • Ground beef (2 recipes)
  • Bacon

SPICES/ HERBS/BAKING:

  • Cornstarch
  • Taco Seasoning packet (2 recipes)
  • Dry mustard
  • Chili powder
  • Sugar

PANTRY STAPLES:

  • Velveeta (2 recipes)
  • Butter crackers (2 recipes)
  • Pimento (optional)
  • Crushed pineapple
  • Vinegar
  • Soy Sauce
  • White Rice
  • Chicken Broth
  • Bow Tie Pasta
  • Italian Dressing
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ranch dressing
  • Doritos (optional)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Refried beans
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Elbow Macaroni
  • Thousand Island dressing
  • French dressing
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Relish
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Yellow mustard
  • Canned salmon
  • Cream of celery
  • Evaporated milk

REFRIGERATED ITEMS:

  • Buttermilk
  • Butter
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (multiple recipes)
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded Swiss cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Cold brew
  • Eggs

FROZEN ITEMS:

  • Green peas

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 9 includes Easiest Grilled Chicken Ever, Fresh Broccoli Casserole, Dirty White Russian Cocktail, Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork, Rice Pilaf with Peas, Baked Oatmeal, Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad, Flank Steak Salad, Cheesy Taco Dip, Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper, Egg Salad without Mayo, Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon, and Salmon Casserole.

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